And we love her even more for it…
The Queen’s eating habits are more interesting than most – when you’re as powerful as her and have the best ingredients and chefs at your disposal, what do you eat?
Darren McGrady, former royal chef and author of Eating Royally, recently opened up about the Queen’s food preferences in an interview with Recipes Plus, revealing which dishes she eats every day.
Though surprising, it turns out that the Queen’s snack of choice and daily treat is a slice of chocolate biscuit cake, with the monarch eating one slice a day.
Having cooked for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana and the Royal Family for over 15 years in the kitchens at both Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, he knows the Queen’s diet better than his own.
He explained how the Queen isn’t a foodie and only eats small portions, stating ‘she eats to live while Prince Philip is the one who lives to eat’. He did announce, however, that there is one exception: cake.
The Queen has been known for having a real sweet tooth, something that Darren shed some light on, explaining how cakes were routinely made for her. While staff would be able to polish off most of the cakes after Queen Liz had taken a small slice, Darren explained that her favourite, the chocolate biscuit cake, was off limits.
‘Now the chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes back again and again and again every day until it’s all gone,’ he explained. ‘She’ll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece, but you have to send that up, she wants to finish the whole of that cake.’ He went on to explain how he wouldn’t dare sneak a slice of her chocolate cake because she would notice.
She likes her chocolate biscuit cake so much in fact that she apparently takes a supply of desserts with her when she travels, even getting the senior chef to accompany her chocolate biscuit cake on the train to transport it to Windsor Castle when there’s leftovers.
We didn’t think we could love the Queen any more.